HP Debuts "World's First" Web-Connected Home Printer

From DailyTech: HP announced Tuesday what they are calling the world’s first Web-connected home printer: The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web. The new Web-enabled printing platform is expected to be available this fall and cost an estimated $399.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Starts New Company

From DailyTech: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen may be ridiculously rich with a fortune of $10B USD, but like his buddy Bill Gates there's two things that keep him hungry for more. The first is philanthropy. Like Mr. Gates, Mr. Allen has devoted much to helping those in need. The second is a love for new technology.

The Mid-Day Articles Roundup

Bored lunch hour at work? Here's a few reviews from around the web that will keep you both entertained and informed.

Production Cost of Blu-Ray Player to Drop to $50 in 2010 – Taiwan Manufacturers

From X-bit Labs: Optical disc drive (ODD) manufacturers from Taiwan expect production cost of a Blu-ray disc (BD) player to drop to $50 next year. This is likely to lead to emergence of inexpensive BD players and accelerated transition to the new format by the mainstream consumers.

Google improves Flash search and indexing

From InfoWorld: Google has enhanced its search engine's capacity to index Adobe's Flash files, which are very popular on the Web but tricky for search engine spiders.

Google's search engine can now index external content that a Flash file loads, such as text, HTML, XML or Flash content itself, the company said Friday.

The Google search engine will also tie the indexed Flash file to this externally loaded content and the documents from where it comes, Google said.

T-Mobile myTouch Misses Android's Potential

From PC World: T-Mobile's introduction of its second Google phone, called the myTouch, points out the differences between the three leading operating systems in this summer of smartphones. It also points out why--in releasing this "too little, too late" device--T-Mobile is an also-ran.

IPhone Buyers Experience Activation Woes, Apple Issues $30 Credits

Activision CEO Calls for PS3 Price Cuts

From DailyTech: The video game industry is feeling the burn of the poor economy as game sales and console sales are slowing for some companies. A few smaller game developers have been forced out of business altogether and many in the game industry are calling on Sony to cut the price of its PS3 console.

Are you up for SSDs yet?

Yeah yo, 2 in RAID 0!
18% (30 votes)
Yep, using them very carefully though.
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Nah, it doesn't justify at the moment.
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Total votes: 167

Samsung Unveils 32GB DDR3 Memory Modules

From X-bit Labs: Samsung Electronics has unveiled the world’s first memory modules that carry 32GB of DDR3 memory. The devices are aimed at servers and enable never before seen memory capacities. For example, a dual-processor Intel Xeon 5500-series machine can be potentially equipped with hundreds of gigabytes of memory.


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